The Most Important Things to Do After a Bolingbrook, IL Truck Accident
If you or a loved one were injured in a truck accident, The Kryder Law Group, LLC is ready to help you. A negligent driver caused your injuries, and we want to help you hold them responsible for their action or inaction. Drivers of large and heavy trucks must take care when traveling at high speeds, and in a collision, smaller commuter vehicles often pay the price. You may be able to pursue financial recovery for certain damages, including medical bills, lost wages, and noneconomic expenses.
Our personal injury team provides a free initial case review to those interested in their potential for compensation. Speak with a Bolingbrook truck accident lawyer at The Kryder Law Group, LLC.
Multiple Parties Can Be Held Responsible for a Truck Accident
In the case of a truck accident, some people may be confused about who they can pursue for damages. Depending on the circumstances of your case, we may be able to seek compensation from multiple liable parties.
A Local Government or Municipal Organization May Bear Responsibility
If the road on which your accident occurred was not kept safe, we may be able to pursue compensation from the relevant government agency or organization who should have monitored and acted to fix the street. For instance, if we discover that your accident could have been prevented if a pothole in the road was filled, we may be able to pursue this avenue of compensation.
The Trucking Company Could Be Liable
If the trucking company encouraged the truck driver to ignore safety regulations, like the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)’s Hours of Service Regulations, they could be held liable. The company might have told the driver to overload the trailer with cargo, making the vehicle heavier and harder to brake suddenly in the event of danger. The company may have implemented unreasonable scheduling demands that encouraged the driver to operate a truck under extreme fatigue or tiredness. If we find that any of these elements were present in your accident, we can work to assign negligence to the trucker’s employer.
A Truck Part Manufacturer or Assembler Could Bear Responsibility
If a defective or improperly installed truck component contributed or caused your accident, then the party whose responsibility it was to catch and prevent such a malfunction could be liable for your injuries. We can explore all recorded inspections and any existing documents pertaining to the initial assembly of the truck.
The Truck Driver Will Likely Bear Some of the Liability
The motorist behind the wheel of the truck is, to some extent, likely responsible for causing your accident. When you work with The Kryder Law Group, LLC, we can analyze the evidence at the accident scene to determine how your collision occurred. For instance, our Bolingbrook truck crash attorneys may be able to review the trucker’s logbook to determine when the truck was last serviced, how much the vehicle was supposedly carrying, and when the driver last rested. Should we find any discrepancies or clear violations, we may be able to hold the individual trucker accountable.
Other actions or behaviors performed by the other driver that can cause a collision may include:
- Driving recklessly (swerving, tailgating, etc.)
- Driving while under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or fatigue
- Being distracted by any number of stimuli inside or outside of the vehicle
- Inexperience or otherwise poor judgment
We can figure out exactly what happened before and during your accident to determine who may be responsible for your injuries and losses.
We Can Represent You on a Contingency-Fee Basis
Many people after an accident hesitate to call a lawyer because they worry about how they will pay for one. We are prepared to represent you at no upfront cost. We do not collect any fees until and unless we win compensation for you. You do not owe us a cent until we win your case.
A Truck Accident Lawyer Can Help You in More Ways Than You Expect
Some injured parties may want a Bolingbrook truck accident lawyer on their side to walk them through the legal process, as it can be overwhelming and confusing if you have never pursued a civil action before.
A lawyer can:
- Answer all your questions and make you aware of your options.
- Valuate your injuries, property damage, and losses
- Meet with you wherever it is most convenient (your home, office, or hospital room)
- Update you throughout the proceedings to keep you aware of evolving changes
- Represent you in court, if the need arises
- File all paperwork within relevant timelines
- Speak to the insurance companies for you and negotiate for a fair settlement
We can help you in other ways as well. Every case is different and may require additional services than the ones we have listed here.
You Have to Act Within a Limited Period of Time
735 ILCS 5/13-202 imposes a statute of limitations of two years from the date of an accident to move forward with a civil action. You must act within this period or risk forfeiting your right to pursuing compensation. In some situations, you may be able to toll this timeframe. Speak with a lawyer to determine how long you may have to act.
The Kryder Law Group, LLC Can Help You Today
We recommend that you call us as soon as possible so we can get started building your case.
We are prepared to pursue damages to cover your expenses, including:
- Pain and suffering
- Emergency medical costs
- Supplemental medical costs
- Property damage
- Transportation costs
- Childcare costs
- Reduced earning capacity
- Lost wages
Depending on your circumstances, you may be able to pursue other forms of compensation. The state of Illinois has no caps on the amount of economic and noneconomic damages you can seek following an accident.
Contact Our Bolingbrook Truck Accident Attorneys
If you or a loved one were injured in a truck accident or some other incident, The Kryder Law Group, LLC can still help you.
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We can look at your case from multiple angles to promote a fair settlement on your behalf. To begin your free case review, call us today.